Causion

Causion

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Causion is an energetic performer charged with intense emotions. His deep social and conscious lyrics are filled with appealing messages that blends Reggae, Soul and Pop music and shows his intensity and passion for Reggae music.

Biography

A forceful and charismatic performer, singer/songwriter, musician, Causion is charged with intense emotions. His deep social and conscious lyrics are filled with appealing messages that blends Reggae, soul and pop music.

Born Gregory Colin Bailey in the beautiful twin-island nation of Antigua & Barbuda, Causion recalls, “I knew from an early age that I wanted to be a professional artist. I grew up in a family of established musicians and I did not have to reach far for either support or inspiration.”

'Causion’s new album ‘One Life To Live’ is definitely his best effort to date. It was self-produced with longtime collaborators Hopeton Lindo & Syl Gordon of 321 Strong Records and with the support of well-known engineer Jason Sterling from JasFar Records. The final production is impeccable.

Fully equipped with the reality lyrics that make him a true contender for the title of conscious artist, Causion enlightens the masses on tracks like ‘Gang War’ and ‘Slave Addiction’. He is showing us how to live a better life with ‘Give Jah The Power’. The albums also includes the ballad style ‘Keep Moving On’ and Pop sounding tunes ‘Feel The Vibes’ and ‘Hold On’ There are several combination cuts with the likes of Hopeton Lindo and Gentleman. This collection will certainly keep hope alive.

Antigua’s Reggae Ambassador, Causion first enjoyed recording success in 1988 with the single ‘African Girl’, featuring British DJ Spider Don. It reached the top of the Caribbean charts and gained him a considerable following. From 1990-‘94 after taking up residency in New York City, he recorded four singles: ‘Different World,’ ‘All About Love,’ ‘Crossroads’ and ‘All Night Long’. All received heavy rotation on the Caribbean airwaves. His 1995 cover of ‘Breaking Up,’ an Alton Ellis original, featuring Miss Linda of Worl-A-Girl, made the top 10 chart that summer in California. In 1996 Causion’s cover of Groove Theory’s ‘Tell Me’ was also very well received both in the US and in the Caribbean.

Working with Hopeton ‘The Pen’ Lindo and Syl Gordon, CEO of Cylton Records and 321 Strong Records, Causion’s first single for the label ‘Intimidation’ received rave reviews. Reggae Vibes, a European publication, gave it a 4-star rating and wrote, “Causion displays his natural ability to turn the obscure into the obvious. Consider him a musical archer - lyrics powerful, straightforward and to the point.”

Causion’s debut album, ‘Time Will Tell,’ was released in 1998, the result of his faith, hard work and perseverance. This impressive conscious Reggae album contains 14 captivating tracks. In the artist’s own words, “It’s timeless - something for today and tomorrow.”

Over the years, he has toured throughout the US and the Caribbean with some of Reggae’s best and brightest artists such as: Rita Marley, Third World, Dennis Brown, Freddie McGregor and Judy Mowatt to name a few, giving stellar performance each and every time. He was part of the ‘Tribute to Garnet Silk’ tour to the Caribbean along with Lt. Stichie, Merciless and Professor Nuts.
Causion was honored in 1995 as the first Antiguan Reggae artist to perform at Jamaica’s Sumfest, sharing the stage with Buju Banton, Mikey Spice and Mykal Rose among other luminaries. Some of the other major events he has performed at are the Bob Marley Music Festival in Washington, DC, the Reggae Cari-Fest NY, Bob Marley Day in Camden, NJ, and Cry Freedom Antigua. He took part in the 1996 Mega Youth tour of the Virgin Islands, the Spirit of Unity tour, and a tour of St. Thomas with Worl-A-Girl.

Causion also appeared on Fox’s Good Day NY, as well as performing at numerous well-known clubs in the US, including the Lion’s Den, Nell’s, Tramps, SOB’s, New Music Café, Jam-Rock NY, Main Street, Outback Lodge and Wild Hare.

In 1999 Causion relocated to South Florida, where he appeared at Freddie McGregor’s first ‘Reggae Meets Rocksteady’ show in 2001, and in 2002 opened for Beres Hammond at the James L. Knight Center, both in Miami. He made several South Florida appearances before his performance hiatus to go into the studio for the recording of his sophomore album ‘One Life to Live’. Now Causion’s self-imposed performance pause is over and it’s once again time to enjoy the captivating and exciting artist Causion.

Lyrics

BORN TO BE DREAD

Written By: GREGORY BAILEY

Intro
Born to be.. Born to be Dread
Born to be.. Born to be Dread

Cho
Born to be dread mi nuh business wha nuh baddi affi say
I am not gonna let nobody change my way, change my way, no way, no way, no way. (repeat)

Verse 1
Mi mamma neva like how mi turn out
Mi sista neva check fi wha mi a talk bout
Dem condem every word that come out a mi mouth
Through dem neva check fi wha di dread a talk bout
But a one thing mi affi tell dem and mi still a shout out
Rasta mi a defend from the beginning to the end
Again, again, again,
Again, again, again, again, again, again.

Cho
Born to be dread mi nuh business wha nuh baddi affi say
I am not gonna let nobody change my way, change my way, no way, no way, no way. (repeat)

Verse 2
Now this is dedicated to the young generation
Listen to me keenly and please try overstand
Never turn you back pan you direction
Make sure that your focus is your education
If you choose to be dread man please overstand
Firm inna you heart stick to you plan
Whoo come mek wi chant dis ya one
Whoo come mek wi chant dis ya one

Cho
Born to be dread mi nuh business wha nuh baddi affi say
I am not gonna let nobody change my way, change my way, no way, no way, no way. (repeat)

JAH IS THE RULER

Written By: GREGORY BAILEY, T. OTTO/E. DWYER

Intro
Yeah, hey this is Causion and Gentleman
Cho what a Joy. Hey longer days from you secure in heart.
Hey Causion come cross

Verse 1 - Causion
Oh Heavenly Father send down your love,
So that one that day we might pass cross your way
And though sometimes it might seem like we’ve gone a stray
Be merciful oh Jah Jah I say, onto you I pray

Cho Causion & Gentleman
Whoo, Whoo Jah Jah, Jah Jah is the Ruler (Jah the one and only)
Whoo, Whoo Jah Jah, Jah Jah is the Ruler (never ever left we lonely)
Whoo, Whoo Jah Jah, Jah Jah is the Ruler (Jah the one and only)
Whoo, Whoo Jah Jah, Jah Jah is the Ruler (Him never ever)

Verse 2 - Gentleman
Well then we a not the first niyah we a not the last generation a go come and pass
Nuff a dem a move too fast, slow motion it a go last, well mi swear under the stars.
Well well a when you down to the ground like a prisoner down in a Babylon town
Think dis a wait around through we stumbling down
Nuh badda get bad mine nuh mek you mumma start moan
Even when you feel like a dog without a bone, like a king without a throne
Nuh have strength to carry on, things wha you coulda never manage a lone
Member David kill Goliath with a fling and a stone

Cho
Whoo, Whoo Jah Jah, Jah Jah is the Ruler (Jah the one and only)
Whoo, Whoo Jah Jah, Jah Jah is the Ruler (never ever left we lonely)
Whoo, Whoo Jah Jah, Jah Jah is the Ruler (Jah the one and only)
Whoo, Whoo Jah Jah, Jah Jah is the Ruler

Verse 3 - Causion
Now see how my enemies have increased (yeah that’s why you have to stand tall)
But Jah is our light and he is our refuge you see (we know that)
So come mek we keep the faith cause Jah will guide us all (Hey Causion talk to dem)
Jah will guide us all, He will guide us to victory.

Cho
Whoo, Whoo Jah Jah, Jah Jah is the Ruler (Jah the one and only)
Whoo, Whoo Jah Jah, Jah Jah is the Ruler (never ever left we lonely)
Whoo, Whoo Jah Jah, Jah Jah is the Ruler (Jah the one and only)
Whoo, Whoo Jah Jah, Jah Jah is the Ruler (Him never ever)

Verse 4 - Gentleman
Me spiritual terrorist boy you should a never dis
God in a mi heart in a mi brain pure challis
Bun it in a Rome and in a Buckingham Palace
Mi tired a dem dutty bag a tricks dem a practice
Well the Power of God mi sing how you gwaan stop it
Him a fire blaze and him nah go cool it
Nuff a dem a flex like dem well wicked
And when you check it out dem just soft like porridge
Bun jealously out a we way, put down the gun if you a see the next day
And the more you a listen is the less dem say
Nuh badda send you conscience de pan holiday

Cho
Whoo, Whoo Jah Jah, Jah Jah is the Ruler (Jah the one and only)
Whoo, Whoo Jah Jah, Jah Jah is the Ruler (never ever left we lonely)
Whoo, Whoo Jah Jah, Jah Jah is the Ruler (Jah the one and only)
Whoo, Whoo Jah Jah, Jah Jah is the Ruler (Him never ever)

Jah, Jah is my King
Jah, Jah is my King
Him never ever left we lonely

GET TO KNOW JAH

Written By: GREGORY BAILEY

Intro
Whoo na na whoo, yeah
Whoo na na whoo, yeah , yeah , yeah, yeah

Verse 1
Prophecy reveal yes where it’s all gonna start
In a Middle East yes, where there is no peace

Cho
What are we fighting for, when will it end?
Where are we going? Tell me what are we searching for, yeah?
Everyone gotta to know Jah before it’s too late
Everyone gotta to know Jah

Verse 2
Revelation reveal yes about the signs of time
How much time do we need before we get it in line, yeah?

Cho
What are we fighting, for when will with it end?
Where are we going? Tell me what are we searching for, yeah?
Every man gotta to know Jah before it’s too late
Every man gotta to know Jah before it’s too late
Before it’s too late

Verse 3
Now I’ve been thinking about a time and place when war wasn’t the answer
Now I ask myself when peace will prevail, peace will prevail

Cho
What are we fighting, for when will it end?
Where are we going? Tell me what are we searching for, yeah?
Everyone gotta to know Jah before it’s too late
Everyone gotta to know Jah before it’s too late
Before it’s too late
Before it’s too late
Before it’s too late

Repeat first verse

BREAKING UP

Written By: Copyright Control

When you turn and you walk through that door it hurt me so
It hurt me so
So listen to me when I say to you.

Cho
Breaking up is hard to do
Breaking up is hard to do

I cannot let you go now cause my love is strong
My love is so strong
My love is so strong
So listen to me while I say to you

Cho
Breaking up is hard to do
Breaking up is hard to do

Repeat

Discography

Time Will Tell Album - released 1995
One Life to Live Album - released May 2005
Stella's Kids Album - To be released 2007

Set List

CAUSION'S SET LIST

1. How Did It Get Here
2. Gwaan So
3. Get to Know Jah
4. Intimidation
5. Don't throw your life away
6. Jah is the Ruler
7. One Life to Live
8. Glad You're Mine
9. Bet You Didn't Know
10. Number One
11. Breaking Up
12. Hold On
13. Born to Be Dread
14. Put Your Trust in Jah.

1 set with Band opening show followed by Causion. Entire set lenght is 45 - 90 minutes and varies by show.